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Citrus Heights Police Department now has ‘Safer Exchange’ zones

New signage in the parking lot outside the Citrus Heights Police Department announces designated “Safer Exchange Zone” parking spots for completing online transactions.

Sentinel staff report–
Looking for a public place with 24 hour video surveillance for your next Craigslist or OfferUp transaction? The Citrus Heights Police Department wants you to know there are now spots in their parking lot marked as “Safer Exchange” zones.

Police posted an image of the new signage on social media on April 9, announcing the spots in the police department’s front parking lot. The department said the spots serve as “a safer place to conduct child exchanges, property exchanges or meet someone to purchase an item from a seller.”

The police department is located at 6315 Fountain Square Drive. Signage states the area is under 24 hour video surveillance.

Other public safety agencies have also launched similar exchange zones to reduce crime associated with online sales that involve meeting in person to complete a transaction. Sacramento Police have had exchange zones for several years, and Stockton Police announced its exchange zones last year.

Related: See latest Citrus Heights arrest logs

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